Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 18 September 2014

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Aéroports de Montréal to call F&B tender for 17 locations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

CANADA. The company is preparing to launch an international search for operators for several food & beverage outlets at Montréal-Trudeau Airport.

Denver International Airport hosts homage to craft beer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

USA. The airport is joining the busy beer festival season, welcoming local visitors and passengers to its own beer garden and brewing exhibition.

Dubai Duty Free wins twice in Gulf Business Industry Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

UAE. The retailer has been named Retail Company of the Year and UAE Company of the Year in the 2014 instalment of the regional business awards.

Heathrow celebrates food-to-go milestone with London parks pod

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

UK. London Heathrow is bringing the city’s parks to the airport as it celebrates 100% participation by tenants in its food-to-go policy.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition September 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for September, featuring reports from some of the world’s most exciting travel retail markets. Highlights in this issue include include major interviews with China Duty Free Group President Peng Hui and Lotte Duty Free CEO H.K. Lee as well as in-depth examinations of business at two of India's biggest airports

APTRA unveils Asia Pacific industry database for members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The trade association’s new tool provides contact details for airports, airlines, retailers and suppliers across the region.

DFS welcomes football star David Beckham in Haig Club launch at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

David Beckham makes a special appearance at DFS’s Changi Airport store to mark the launch of Diageo’s new single grain Scotch whisky brand Haig Club.

Duc d’O offers Cochin Duty Free customers the chance to win gold coins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

Aldeasa-Alpha Kreol India has launched a Duc d’O promotion offering Cochin Duty Free customers the chance to win gold coins when they purchase the brand.

Guam tender dispute enters new stage as DFS files bid protest appeal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

GUAM. The previous incumbent at A.B. Won Pat Airport takes its appeal against the tender process to the Office of Public Accountability.

Neutral trebles sales in new downtown Rivera store as mall opening nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

URUGUAY. The retailer has reported impressive early growth, with a bigger development to follow at the Uruguay-Brazil border location next year.

Westfield continues commercial transformation of LAX with T1 project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

USA. Los Angeles World Airports, Southwest Airlines and Westfield have begun a project to transform LAX T1, with 24 new dining and retail options.

World Duty Free CEO to leave as company implements strategy review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. José Maria Palencia will leave this year as the retailer indicates a "new impetus on business development". UPDATED WITH ANALYSIS

Amsterdam Schiphol begins major Departure Lounge 2 expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is to add space and commercial concepts as part of a lounge renovation to be finished next year.

Beauté Prestige International introduces new Narciso feminine fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

BPl has unveiled a new feminine fragrance from designer Narciso Rodriguez, called simply Narciso. The launch is being promoted by DDF throughout September.

DFS Group announces ground-breaking move into Europe in historic Venice

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

ITALY. DFS Group outlines an ambitious vision for the company’s entry into Europe at the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi building in Venice.

DFS Group brings T Galleria brand to stores in Guam and Saipan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

MICRONESIA. The roll out of the new branding is accompanied by significant upgrades and supporting community projects at both locations.

HMSHost recognised by ACI for diversity practices in aviation industry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

USA. HMSHost has won Airports Council International-North America’s Inclusion Champion Award, which recognises successful diversity practices in aviation.

Hong Kong International Airport posts record August for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

HONG KONG. Fuelled by strong demand during the summer season, Hong Kong International Airport posted +3.3% growth in passenger traffic in August.

JR/Duty Free opens newly upgraded Arrivals store at Darwin Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA. The store's reopening marks the start of operations at the expanded areas of the airport, beginning with international arrivals at the western end.

LS travel retail Pacific recognised for retail excellence at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific’s Aelia Duty Free, Victoria’s Secret and NewsLink stores have been recognised at Adelaide Airport’s Retailer of the Year Awards.

Mondelez and WDFG channel Sense of Place with bespoke Cadbury sleeves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

Mondelez WTR and World Duty Free Group have launched Cadbury's travel retail exclusive tablet range with ‘Greetings from London’ sleeves at Heathrow T2.

OTG secures debut master concession at Newark Liberty Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

USA. A landmark moment as United Airlines appoints restaurateur to oversee the terminal’s transformation, including leasing retail and duty free outlets.

Gatwick Airport posts record month for passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

UK. Almost 4.4 million passengers flew through London Gatwick Airport in August (+8.2% year-on-year), making it the busiest month in Gatwick’s history.

Harold Brooks to retire from DFS; Andrea O’Donnell assumes key post

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

HONG KONG. DFS President, Global Merchandising Harold Brooks is retiring from the role. Experienced retail executive Andrea O’Donnell assumes the post.

Paradies awarded concession to operate six stores at Los Angeles Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

USA. Leading US airport concessionaire Paradies has been awarded the concession to operate six retail and specialty stores at Los Angeles International Terminal 2.

Airmall upgrades Terminal E food court of Boston Logan International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

USA. The completed renovations included cosmetic updates to the food court as well as the installation of a new ‘Living Wall’ to help provide natural air filtration.

ARI ceases operations at Kunming International Airport in China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

CHINA. Aer Rianta International (ARI) has ceased operations at Kunming International Airport, where it opened 11 duty paid stores in June 2012.

DFS to host largest and most diverse Masters of Wines and Spirits event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

SINGAPORE. DFS will unveil its fourth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits collection - a showcase for fine wine, Champagne and spirits - in November.

Dubai Duty Free’s Colm McLoughlin honoured at CEO Middle East awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin has been honoured at the fifth edition of the CEO Middle East Awards.

Heathrow Airport passes seven million passenger milestone in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled more than seven million passengers in a single month for the first time in August, buoyed by strong emerging markets traffic.

Inflight Sales Group and Gate Retail Onboard forge alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. "We believe this partnership could change the landscape of inflight retail," says Inflight Sales Group Managing Director Tony Detter.

SSP America appoints new Vice President of Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

USA. Cortez A. Carter, who has held leading roles in international airport management, joins SSP America as Vice President of Business Development.

The lever of loyalty: Tapping into airport retail’s missed opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Loyalty marketing specialist ICLP outlines how airports should work to better understand travellers, and ensure more of them shop.

Dufry successfully concludes the acquisition of The Nuance Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has concluded the acquisition of Nuance based on a consideration of CHF1.55 billion (US$1.66 billion), on a debt- and cash-free basis.

ISG names Karen Durban-Villeval as Director for Europe and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

HONG KONG. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has named Karen Durban-Villeval to its senior leadership team as Director for Europe and Africa.

Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold makes golden debut in Europe through Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey has been launched at Frankfurt Airport with Heinemann Duty Free, initially as an exclusive for the European region.

MEADFA reveals details of annual regional conference in Dubai

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association and TFWA have revealed details of the programme of this year’s MEADFA Conference.

Qatar Duty Free hails new Chocology concept at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has hailed the opening of its new Hamad International Airport chocolate concept, Chocology, developed in association with Godiva.

Travel Retail Futures partners with Schiphol Airport to drive traveller spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

NETHERLANDS. Newly created Travel Retail Futures has pioneered an initiative to build average transaction value at Schiphol Airport, and is now rolling out its services.

Westfield reveals brand line-up for ‘world class’ Los Angeles Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

USA. Westfield Group has revealed details of the new-look retail and food & beverage offer at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 2.

Zürich Airport unveils spectacular US$1.1 billion 'The Circle’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport has unveiled the plans for its spectacularly ambitious commercial project, ‘The Circle’, which is set to open in 2018.

Budapest Airport hosts spectacular aviation industry charity race

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport closed a runway last weekend to host the air transport industry’s annual charity race in aid of children’s cancer charities.

Dubai Duty Free to give away a kilo of gold in Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The retailer’s ‘Gold Reward’ promotion this month marks the launch of Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey in the Middle East, India and Africa region.

Ferrero drives footfall at Schiphol Airport with Nutella World launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

Ferrero Travel Market has hailed the success for the recent launch of its Nutella World promotional campaign in partnership with Schiphol Airport Retail this summer.

First Paramount Fine Foods location opens at Toronto Pearson International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

CANADA. HMSHost has opened the first of two Paramount Fine Foods locations at Toronto Pearson, offering certified halal Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.

Italian sparkling wine Gancia takes off in travel retail with Dufry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The Italian sparkling wine's Asti and Prosecco variants are now available at Dufry's airport stores in Basel, Mauritius, Tunis, Astana, Yerevan and Moscow.

Masi Agricola launches new wine initiative with Nuance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The Italian winemaker, supported by Fiat, has teamed up with Nuance Zürich in a joint initiative that invites passengers to taste and buy its wines.

Qatar Duty Free opens new chef-led Italian concept at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

QATAR Qatar Duty Free has celebrated the opening of its latest Italian restaurant concept at Hamad International, in collaboration with Chef Massimo Capra.

WH Smith opens latest new concept store at Hamad International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

QATAR. WH Smith has opened its eighth store, with a new-look concept, at Doha's Hamad International Airport, in partnership with Qatar Duty Free.

'Revolutionising the airport experience on an unprecedented scale'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

UAE. The expansion will cost US$32 billion, allowing the airport to handle 200 million passengers a year. Welcome to Dubai World Central, the world's biggest airport development.